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Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby chrisboote » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:38 am

http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/ ... gLqp2i0NhE

Toughest I've seen for years - only solved three so far

Not helped by the ridiculously tiny font for everything
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby chrisboote » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:45 am

11 now

This is the hardest it's been for years!
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:49 am

chrisboote wrote:http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hiddenbooks/default.aspx?competition=11#.WgLqp2i0NhE

Toughest I've seen for years - only solved three so far
Blimey! :shock: I see what you mean - I though that the last one they did was quite easy, but I'm struggling with this one too. I've only got 6/20 so far - one of them is quite sneaky as its a plural of a previously well known/used title

chrisboote wrote:Not helped by the ridiculously tiny font for everything
If you click on the little image on the left of the box where you enter the book title you get a big version
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:16 pm

chrisboote wrote:11 now

This is the hardest it's been for years!
I'm stuck on 8/20 :(

What the hell is this one about?!
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby chrisboote » Thu Nov 09, 2017 02:30 pm

That one is exactly what it looks like

I searched for
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(woman OR girl) online book

and tada!


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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 03:01 pm

chrisboote wrote:That one is exactly what it looks like

I searched for

Code: Select all
(woman OR  girl) online


and tada!


All finished now - definitely the toughest I've done in years
Well done & ta for the above clue - it does seem a bit obvious now that you've pointed it out! :roll: In my defence, that sort of thing is, well, not my sort of thing :wink:

Had to do other things, so still only at 9/20, but will have another crack at it later.
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby chrisboote » Thu Nov 09, 2017 03:49 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:In my defence, that sort of thing is, well, not my sort of thing :wink:
Nor mine, but Google is your friend :)
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby phazedout » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:14 pm

chrisboote wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:In my defence, that sort of thing is, well, not my sort of thing :wink:
Nor mine, but Google is your friend :)

Me and google are no longer on speaking terms
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:42 am

phazedout wrote:Me and google are no longer on speaking terms
:lol: Oh dear, what did you type in and what did you get back to cause such a calamitous event?
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:47 pm

Finally got the bloody musical notes one! :D Very annoying that it's bloody obvious once you've worked it out :roll: but it's yet another book I've never heard of. Very clever clue though

Am currently at 16/20, but still stuck on the "Definitely here", the Aphrodite boat ring thingy, Amsterdam 77mm and the DANGER OF DEATH sign - I keep insisting that this should be Clear and Present Danger, but the website is having none of it . . . mutter mutter mutter :evil:
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Darren » Fri Nov 10, 2017 02:56 pm

Got them all, but only by googling (and cheating somewhat)...
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 03:38 pm

Darren wrote:Got them all, but only by googling (and cheating somewhat)...
:thumbl:
I'm still stuck at 16/20 :? it's no good, I'm going to have to give in and use Google too
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Darren » Fri Nov 10, 2017 04:03 pm

There's also a little extra competition afterwards:

https://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/exclusive-clue
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 04:45 pm

:D :D :D Yay! Did it - finally! That Amsterdam one had me foxed for ages, then it finally dawned on me to wonder why the clue was so small :roll:

That really was a proper challenge - well done Caboodle :thumbl:
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Re: Annual Caboodle Book Title competition

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 04:49 pm

Would love to win a year's supply of books but according to them:
What is a year’s supply of books? Good question. Based on a mini survey of booklovers we’ve calculated that a £250 (or €250) National Book Token can buy even the most avid book reader enough books to last a year.
Ha! I could get through that in a month! Possibly a week - The Folio Society's edition of American Gods is £75 for a start . . .
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